asking for trouble

New Birthday Calendars + Coming Soon

I keep promising myself I will write some non-salesy blog posts here but I’m so busy with SCK and posting your orders. I do have some fun new products to share.

kawaii birthday calendar

My birthday calendars have been completely redesigned for a different size and now have a self care and motivation theme to keep you going. Unlike most calendars, you can use this one every year as it’s for keeping track of important birthdays, anniversaries and annual events.

kawaii birthday calendar

It’s got a colourful layout that will cheer up any room and plenty of space for all your events and notes. Buy it now for £12 including free UK shipping.

kawaii christmas cards

Also new in the shop are cute Christmas cards featuring my Trapped Ghost inside a snow globe! This illustration was on my personal cards last year but now has a cool night sky background and it’s printed on recycled card. Available singly or as a pack of 5 from £3 including free UK shipping.

5 a day shopper bag

I’m not done yet either! Currently in production are more 5 A Day shopper bags, which have been out of stock for most of the year. You can fit so much stuff in these as they have a gusset, plus nice long shoulder handles.

I’ve also got a new wooden pin coming soon that I think will be popular, plus look out for festive stickers and a winter or Christmas mystery bundle.

happy mail kawaii postcard

Black Friday & Christmas Shipping

Since I have had a few enquiries already: yes, I will have some special offers for Black Friday weekend (27th – 30th November). You’ll want to join my mailing list or Patreon to get the best ones and early access.

That will also likely be your last chance for international shipping too, if you’re buying for Christmas. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, I am not providing any recommended order dates this year as delivery times are extremely random. Frankly, there are more important things than Christmas this year but if it’s important to you, please order as soon as possible and don’t get angry at shop owners or delivery workers if it takes longer than expected. No one knows quite how busy it’s going to get this year. I have some more information and guidance on my Christmas Shipping page. Thank you for reading!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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